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to make clear that even though he was elected as an opponent of the iraq war, he does not shrink from using power in the muslim world. >> religion is used to justify the murder of innocents by those who have distorted and defiled the great religion of islam. and who attacked my country. i face the world as it is. and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the american people. chris: but governor romney was suggesting weakness and now the tarke on our consulate in benghazi where four americans were murdered. >> we express immediately when we feel that the president and his administration have done something which is inconsistent with the principles of america. chris: a similar test after the failed mission to rescue the iranian hostages, during the presidential campaign of 1980, governor ronald reagan did not use a vulnerable moment to crilt size president carter. -- to criticize president carter. >> words should be few and confined to our prayers. because of the extremely sensitive nature of the situation, i am convinced that it is and would be inappropriate for me to go beyond t
300 in iraq. the bombing started yesterday after a judge sentenced iraq's fugitive sunni vice president to death by hanging on charges he masterminded the death squads against rivals. the car bombs tore through six different baghdad neighborhoods. this was one of the deadliest days in iraq since american soldiers pulled out of that country. >>> prince harry's helicopter training in afghanistan starts today. the prince recently arrived there for his second tour of duty. officials say harry did not want any royal treatment during the mission. he'll be inasmuch danger as almost any other member of the military. he's already completed a two-day course on shooting and roadside bomb awareness. his last mission was back in 2008. it was kept a secret because of security concerns. >>> the faa still trying to figure out how a piece of an airplane landed in a man's front yard in washington state. police say a landing gear door from a boeing 767 landed in thy. that piece is roughly the size of a refrigerator door, and it missed a parked car by just a few feet. luckily, nobody was hurt whe
. >>> yesterday, one of the bloodiest of the year in iraq left at least 92 people dead. a series of bombings and shootings hit more than a dozen cities and left hundreds injured. in baghdad, car bombings exploded in six districts, hitting a restaurant and commercial area. since american troops left iraq last year, attacks there have been increasing. the ruling is to give their president the death penalty. he is unlikely to return from exile in turkey. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in texas, hundreds of pounds of explosives did their job as an eight-story building came crashing down in just seconds. a former medical tower was imploded and will be replaced with a new medical building and a parking garage. but only after they clean up all that debris, which apparently is going to take weeks. >>> also in texas, hundreds of firefighters paid tribute to their comrades lost in the twin towers. they climbed the stairs of a 55-story building and they did so twice to honor those who rushed into and climbed the 110-story world trade center buildings
. iraq's government is blaming al-qaeda in iraq. >>> prince harry has finished his first round of training during his deployment in afghanistan. tomorrow, pribs will start training on the apache helicopter. officials say he didn't want royal treatment during this mission. he'll be in as much danger as any other member of the the military. his first tour was in 2008. up next, mitt romney reveals which part of health care reform he'd actually keep around and he'd actually keep around and chuck's talking about what could anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still hav
, iraq, iran -- greece. >> poland is still in -- i won't go -- but it's sad and we take questions. we don't filter the questions. they can ask anything they want. they can be from aarp, seniors, teachers and they'll give us a standing ovation, thirsting for somebody to tell them the truth where their country is going. >> republican and democrat do that who really care about each other. >> you don't think we're getting that in this debate in this campaign season? >> i don't think there's nearly enough substance to me it's a real disappoint. why isn't there the substance? >> because it's hard. the problems are real and the solutions are painful. there's no easy way out and i think the candidates are afraid to stand up and say, look, we've got to make tough choices. we've got to have some shared sacrifice. >> bottom line in this, simpson-bowles proposed a way to deal with the debt crisis and what did it call for? >> basically what we want to do, reduce the deficit by $4 trillion. we didn't make up $4 trillion because the number four bus passed us on the street. it is the minimum amount you n
have decimated al qaeda. osama bin laden is dead. he said we would end the war responsibly in iraq. we've done that. he has restored relationships around the world. i spend every day up at the united nations where i have to interact with 192 other countries. i know how well the united states is viewed. i know that our standing is much improved. and it's translated into important support for strong american positions, for example -- >> is it inappropriate for governor romney to level the criticism he leveled? >> i'm not going to get into politics, david. that's not my role in this job. but i think the american people welcome and appreciate strong, steady, unified leadership, bipartisan, in times of challenge. and for those men and women in our diplomatic service, including those we tragically lost, they look to our leadership to be unified and strong. >> let's talk about leadership in the world, and as the nuclear threat from iran. another area of tension between the united states and israel. in just a couple of minutes, we will show our interview with the prime minister of israel, benj
. >> i said i would end the war in iraq. i did. i said we would go after al qaeda. that we would go after bin laden. he's gone. so i've executed on my foreign policy and it's one that the american people largely agree with. so if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> for his part romney described how he would decide whether to send u.s. forces into combat. >> number one, a very substantial american interest at stake. number two a clear definition of our mission. number three, a clear definition of how we'll know when our mission is complete. number four, providing the resources to make sure that we can carry out that mission effectively, overwhelming resources and finally a clear understanding of what will be left after we leaf. >> you can watch all of the "60 minutes" interviews with president obama and mitt romney online at cbsnews.com. >>> here in new york the 67th annual session of united nations general assembly opens today. president obama hosts a reception tonight and addresses the general assembly tomorrow. the conflict in syria will
is well, and thriving in some places, including iraq, including in syria where there's more and more those kinds of people coming in, including other parts of the middle east. and it's just disgraceful that we would say that an attack such as this was the result of a demonstration. >> disgraceful is a strong word to be used. you've never shied away from that. how can you say you know? >> how can you say when there's an attack with mortars, with heavy weapons, indirect and direct -- anybody who understands warfare, anybody who has the fundamental understanding of warfare knows that that's not a spontaneous demonstration. that's now, norah. >> as you know libya -- what susan rice said on a number of shows over the weekend which you have criticized -- i read this morning. >> i was on after her. she said they had no evidence that it was not a spontaneous demonstration. how could you say that when mortars indirect, direct fire and heavy weapons are being used at this is as a result of a spontaneous demonstration? also incredible to blame it on a video. it's not the video. its the islamist using
dividend doesn't exist. the wars in iraq and afghanistan were paid by borrowing and increasing the national debt. stopping the war doesn't free up any new money. this claim about obama's jobs record raised questions. >> here is another job score. president obama, plus 4.5 million. congressional republicans, zero. >> reporter: it's true since january 2010 the economy has gained over 4.5 million private sector jobs. but mr. obama had already been president for a year by then when the economy was hemorrhaging jobs. if you begin counting when he took office, it's a net gain of about 415,000 jobs. vice president joe biden actually got that right last night by including the time span. >> we have since created 4.5 million private sector jobs in the past 29 months. >> reporter: but biden went out on a limb with this charge. >> they're not prepared to do anything about the debt if it contained even $1, i'm not exaggerating, even $1 or one cent in new taxes for millionaires. >> reporter: in fact, several republican plans from john bainer to pennsylvania senator pat toomey included tax increases for w
served in iraq. tall and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform, with a big grin on his face, sturdy on his new leg. and i remember how a few months after that i would watch him on a bicycle, racing with his fellow wounded warriors on a sparkling spring day, inspiring other heroes who had just begun the hard path he had traveled. he gives me hope. he gives me hope. i don't know what party these men and women belong to. i don't know if they'll vote for me. but i know that their spirit defines us. they remind me in the words of scripture that ours is a future filled with hope. and if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with you, i ask you tonight for your vote. [ cheers and applause ] if you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden for the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future, that new schools can provide ladders
the courage to stand against the abuse of power his whole career. he's the father of an iraq war veteran, who believes our one sacred obligation is to take care of those who have served this nation. >> i can say with absolute certitude, i am more optimistic about america's chances today than i have been my entire life. >> grit, determination, resilience, optimism. that's been the story of america. the story of ordinary people with extraordinary courage, overcoming extraordinary obstacles and always, always moving towards a better day. joe biden knows that story. he's lived it. our vice president, joe biden. >>> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the vice president of the united states, joe biden. [ cheers and applause ]3 c1 >> you might have seen there, by the way, the first lady and dr. biden have seats tonight on the floor. they were in the vip box, which is well up and away from the podium. but it gives tonight a different feel. she just exchanged a hearty thumbs up with the vice president. there you have it. >> hello my fellow democrats! and my favorite democrat. jill ie, i want you to
private jessica lynch in iraq in 2003. four people have now been arrested in connection with the attack on the embassy. >>> a developing story tonight in germantown, fuse caught fire knocking out power to more than 100 customers tonight, including a giant food store. this is exclusive video shot by a viewer. the fuse was on clopper road here between germantown road and great seneca highway. police had to detour traffic if the area. the road is back open at this hour, and power is back on. >>> now to northwest d.c. where mosquitoes are invading a neighborhood and raising fears about the west nile virus. tonight news4 took complaints from residents to a local council member. and tomorrow the department of health is planning to investigate. sha mary stone takes us to the scene. >> reporter: pex in this neighborhood say they are sick and tired of swatting mosquitoes on their skin. here is one of the breeding grounds. this is it a canopy keeper, used to water the trees, and folks out here tell me that the canopy keepers issued by the city are responsible for the mosquito invasion. >> it's be
. >>> overseas today was one of the deadliest days in iraq since u.s. combat forces left the country. officials say at least 90 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in dozens of bombings and shootings. >>> in syria at least 17 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in aleppo. ann curry made her way into syria. look for her reporting this week. >>> some important health news about lung cancer. a large new study on the genetic makeup of one type of lung cancer is raising hopes that new treatments may soon be available for this killer. robert bezel is live with more. >> the study looked at one type of lung cancer that accounts for about one in four cases of the disease. as part of a giant government funded research project scientists sequenced all the jeangen genes in 178 patients. several of the drugs that may work are already on the market or in late testing phases. researchers say based on this new information clinical trials will begin soon to find out how many new treatments this treasure-trove of genetic information will bring. >>> still ahead as we continue here on "nbc nightly
closest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq, and he won't tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. well, i have and i will. >> president obama took credit for safing millions of americans jobs in his first term and promised to keep focusing on the middle class in his second term. >>> this morning many areal aing gabrielle giffords' appearance at the convention emotional. she led delegates in the pledge of allegiance. >> one nation under god, indivisible, liberty and justice for all. >> giffords was helped on stage by her friend congressman debbie wasserman schultz. after that she cheered her name, a mass shooting in tucson left her with a severe brain injury. she resign fred congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. >>> coming up on 4:37 now. fresh off bill clinton's enthusiastic endorsement of president obama, a new tv, a d from the romney campaign is using clinton's words against the president. >> he's a good soldier helping the party's president but what did bill clinton say about barack obama in 2008. >> give me a break. this whole th
blame president bush more than president obama and give me a break? it's clinton talking about iraq war policy. his comments had nothing to do with obama's economic policy. the implication that it does, that's false, ad tracker concludes. if you're saying give me a break when it comes to ads on both sides, you're stuck. negative campaign ads are proven to be effective campaign techniques so you're stuck. you want to check out any of the individual ads? you can link to political ad tracker through our website wusa9.com. gary nurenberg, 9news. >>> 4:34 now. anti-american protests continue in the middle east and in asia. in india, demonstrators stomped on an american flag and set police cars on fire as they were protesting an antiislammic film which was made in california. demonstrators pulled down a billboard and now u.s. officials are urging world leaders to speak out against these incidents. >>> for years women soldiers have been wearing body armor which didn't fit their faller frames. the army has now developed armor which is tailored specifically to fit women's physiques. the tactical
between nato-led forces and afghan soldiers manning a check point. in iraq at least 26 people were killed in a series of coordinated car bomb attacks. nearly 100 others were hurt. no one has claimed responsibility. but one official called it a rallying cry by sunni extremists trying to undermine confidence in the shiite led government. nearly 200 iraqis have died in sectarian violence there this month. in syria a new wave of attacks erupted today as rebels battled government forces once again. aleppo, syria's largest city, has been the site of fierce fighting this weekend. holy williams has more. >> reporter: the syrian rebels are targeting the government's airbases. this video was posted on-line and claims to show opposition fighters firing at a military airport just outside of aleppo. their goal is to weaken the regime's air force. government warplanes have bombarded rebel positions, and their lightly armed opposition is normally powerless to stop them. but much of the fighting is still at street level. this internet video appears to come from where the rebels and regime are fighting fo
in northern iraq killed seven police recruits and injured 17 others. this happened at a military base near the city of kirkuk. the recruits gathered in a parking lot and were ready to apply or the jobs as officers. no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing at this point. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton says she'll continue to try to convince russia to support sanctions against syria. russia just rejected her call to increase pressure on bashar al assad. she says if they don't support new sanctions the u.s. and allies will boost their support for the syrian opposition. >>> president obama is campaigning this weekend in florida. he's telling voters that creating more jobs is his top priority right now and he's calling on americans to rally for achievable goals that will lead to new jobs. meanwhile, his newest high profile surrogate is in our area today. mayor castro attended a kickoff yesterday. he was the keynote speaker at the democratic national convention in charlotte earlier this week. he talked about why president obama deserves a second term. >> there's no question th
our head high. >> reporter: but the protests widened. this was iraq in lebanon symbols of the u.s. got burned at kfc and hardee's. in tiny bahrain, 2,000 protesters. in yemen, 2,000. this was gaza. many egyptians are still furious over that anti-muslim film made in the u.s. and it's not just arab nations. muslims to the east erupted. this was pakistan today. this was bangladesh. these were indian muslims in kashmir. while back in the u.s. republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan blamed president obama. >> what we do not see is steady consistent american leadership. that is what keeps the peace. and that is what we will have in a romney/ryan administration. >> reporter: team obama called that an attempt to score political points. >> both factually wrong, and poorly timed. now is the time when americans should be coming together. >> reporter: as many in the muslim world are coming together against america. the white house insisted today there was no intelligence that could have prevented the american deaths in libya. i'm steve handelsman news4. >> a big blo
of a landfill. jerry lynn smith lost her husband in iraq. then she found out some of his remains are were among those classified as medical waste and dumped in the landfill on virginia's northern neck. she was there yesterday as a plaque was unveiled. smith has already had some success in getting the military to make changes to try and ensure something like this never happens again. >>> today d.c. council members will get an update on flooding problems in the bloomingdale neighborhood. the neighborhood off rhode island avenue in northwest washington has been flooded out several times just over the last year and plenty of times in years before that. after the problems came to the attention of city leaders, crews sprung into action ahead of last week's big rainstorm and cleared out the storm drains and handed out sandbags. while some other communities did experience some flash flooding in that storm, not a problem in the bloomingdale neighborhood, at least this time. >>> the tysons redevelopment plan is threatening to do away with some popular green space and a trail. a plan to help ease traffic
home from iraq and afghanistan, the bbb suggests families keep one major piece of money advice in mind. >> you may want to go out on a cruise, you may want to buy a brand new car, do something that's really big and great because everybody is feeling good but it's better to wait when emotions kind of come down a little bit and you can lead with your head and not your heart. >> reporter: right now the app is available for iphone and ipad. an android version is in the works. >> debt reduction advice may be particularly helpful. a 2010 study found 27% of military respond dents had $10,000 or more in credit card debt. compare that to just 16% of civilians. >>> and speaking of helping service members, in the next half-hour, he plays heroic characters on the silver screen. actor and philanthropist lou diamond philips will be here to talk about his work with the real life heroes of the wounded warriors project. i'll send it over to mike. >> thank you, jessica. >>> do you realize about half of all americans will not just be overweight but they will be obese by the year 2030. that's the finding
for not mentioning the troops that are in iraq. now, the romney campaign has pushed back and said that the candidates met with the american legion on wednesday, just a day before his speech. the other big speech from the republican national convention, you've been talking about it already this morning, lester, of course that speech that was given by 82-year-old acting icon clint eastwood, when he gave a performance, essentially interviewing an empty chair that was meant to represent president obama. a lot of people called that performance bizarre, but the romney campaign defended it yesterday. they said the fact that he brought up the high unemployment rate, the fact that he called for a change in leadership made the speech worthwhile. and lester, they also said that the candidate himself felt that the speech was amusing. right now, political analysts watching to see if romney will get any type of a bump on the heels of the rnc. lester? >> kristen welker, thank you so much. ed rendell is the former chairman of the democratic national committee, now an nbc news political analyst, and republican strate
, and the terrorists made by the u.s. president are free to operate. >> it is not that different from iraq. there are bad things going on in iraq, too. it is not completely peaceable. >> but iraq has a history -- >> the american people really, are on a quasi-isolationist move right now. they don't care for it at all. >> that's a big reason why -- >> there are circumstances that can intervene. which change plans quite legitimately. >> that's right. >> there is not much to >>> exit question. president obama's aim is to transform afghanistan in a way that is commensurate with the military and economic means that will do do the job. isn't that true? carney? >> i don't think they will be able to bring enough force to make afghanistan be peaceful or anything. i think obama is looking for an excuse to cut and run without making it look like cutting and running. >> do you think he can find it? >> yes, i think he is very good at finding excuses. excellent. >> eleanor? >> he has put in place a withdrawal plan and i think he is going to stick to it. maybe after the election, president romney or presi
opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq. he won't tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. now, it's off and running again today back on the campaign trail. both the president and the vice president head to new hampshire this morning. by the way, that's one of the states where mitt romney is rolling out a slew of brand new ads. we are live in charlotte. i'm tracie potts, back to you. >> thank you. >>> speaking of brand new ads, enthusiastic endorsement at the convention. a new tv ad from the romney campaign using clinton's words against the president. >> he's a good soldier helping his party's president. what did bill clinton say about barack obama in 2008? >> give me a break. this whole thing is a biggest fairytale i've ever seen. >> a clip comes from a hillary clinton campaign rally in new hampshire in 2008. the ad will start airing in eight battleground statsds, including virginia today. this is romney's first ad after a 12-day hiatus. >>> mitt romney's wife ann will be in loudoun county, she will stop by the twin oaks horseback riding
. this was one of the deadliest days in iraq since u.s. soldiers pulled out of that country. >>> today marks 11 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. this morning there's controversy as to how expensive it is to operate the memorial and museum in new york city. officials estimate it will take $60 million a year to operate the world trade center memorial and museum. most of the cost is for airport type security at the site. the building of the museum is incomplete because of a fight over financing. >>> today defense secretary leon panetta will tour the flight 93 national memorial in shanksville, pennsylvania. the memorial consists of an open field with a single sandstone boulder that marks the exact spot where flight 93 crashed. the wall is filled with the names of the passengers and crew members who died. vice president joe biden is scheduled to speak at the memorial tomorrow. officials expect more than 200,000 visitors to the memorial this year. >>> prince harry's apache helicopter training in afghanistan starts today. the prince arrived there for his second tour of duty. officials say harry di
is american weakness. and the president's inability to lead and iraq is dissolving, our relations with israel are at a tension point. he -- i'd like to see the president of the united states speak up once for the 20,000 people that are being massacred in syria. >> it sounds like you -- >> -- the essence of the american leadership in the region is very weak. i'm saying that the statement that was made about the statement that was made by the u.s. embassy was a very weak statement and an object proof of that is they withdrew that statement and changed it later on. they speak for the united states of america. >> let me play for you president obama's response to mitt romney on telemundo. >> i have observed that there's a tendency to shoot before you aim as i pointed out. and that as president, my obligation is to focus on security for our people and not having ideological arguments on a day when we are mourning the loss of outstanding, outstanding folks who have served our country very well. >> senator mccain, understanding that you do agree generally with what mitt romney said, did he miss the m
in iraq. bush did a lot of fine things. he can separate himself from bush policy particularly in the last couple of years. he's done so with having paul ryan there. he was a critic of bush spending. he's a critic of obama spending. there's a recent survey, ask people would you prefer a bigger government with more services or a bigger economy with more jobs. 75-15, bigger economy with more jobs. conservatives have families, they believe in families, they work, and by the way, this rack of lack compassion for people who are suffering. why in every survey or every study, self-identified conservatives give more of their time, their money, their blood and their treasures to helping people. >> i want to ask this point. do you believe governor romney is a practical enough politician to cut a deal with democrats to rely on paul ryan to essentially assuage conservatives -- that's important. you don't get that from the interview but spending time with him i get that impression. >> -- sure to fight -- >> that's the point. >> sure to save the country. but we'll see if he has to. >> he said he might e
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toughness in regard to al qaeda, an ending to the wars in afghanistan and iraq, and also his repivoting or rebalancing towards asia. that was the narrative he preferred. when you get through that basic set of accomplishments and then you have to ask the question are we better off than we were four years ago, and we see embassies being attacked around the world, it's hard to say yes. so whether it's president obama's fault at all or not -- and i don't really think it is, it does change the narrative. it can't be good for the president. and obviously it's tragic. you tell from yesterday's ceremony how much people admired this ambassador and the other state department employees who were killed. how sad of a day this is for the country. i don't think it was anything good for the president. >> good to talk to both of you. thanks very much. >>> let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. veronica de la cruz is at the news desk. >> good morning, kate and lester. good morning, everyone. the heightened sense of danger for americans abroad, a rash of bomb threats at home are being
in iraq and afghanistan. 41 years old, woods was a father to due teenage boys, his family described him as someone who loved life, loved adrenaline. all four were killed in the line of duty and in duty to their nation. >> this led to fresh jabs on the presidential campaign trail. nbc's peter alexander is here with that part of the story. this is for the first time becoming a major flashpoint between the president and governor romney. >> a largely dormant campaign issue. with the ongoing turmoil in the middle east and the political fallout at home, poet president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to project strength on national security, but less than eight weeks till election day romney, who by the way authored a book titled "no apologies" is making no apologies for his sharp cricism of the president's foreign policy. while in virginia mitt romney toned down his attacks on president obama seeking to project strength in more subtle terms, arguing the president is a weak leader. >> sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. the world needs americ
against iraq we're on the wrong side of history. it turned out to be that there was no anthrax in that vile. >> okay. interesting man. >> yeah. charlie, you always have interesting people at the table. i'm always very curious to see who is going. an update on the search for robert levinson. he vanished in iran more than five years ago. when we interviewed iran's president this week he seemed to admit they are holding levinson and that there were ongoing negotiations for a swap. on tuesday levinson's wife spoke. >> were you surprised when you heard his comments? i mean in the past he's been asked and said much less. >> i was quite surprised. but i was also happy to hear it because that means we can hopefully resolve bob's case. >> so you consider these comments a step forward? >> yes, i do. i do. i hope that the iranian government and president mahmoud ahmadinejad will continue to work towards returning bob to his family. >> that's a really interesting story, charlie and gayle when we talked to them about that, indications that he's there, this acknowledgement there's some discu
? is this going to continue? >> it will. the enemy recognizes this you is a vulnerability. in iraq, the signature weapon system was the ied. we had to adjust to that. here, i think the signature attack that we're beginning see is going to be the insider attack. >> lara, charlie rose in new york. does he say, does he believe, that either they will cause the troops who are coming home by 2014 to hasten or will be delayed? >> well, charlie, he's the commanding general, right? he won't commit himself to anything like that, but you have to look at the affect that this has had to realize it can impact on when the troops are cing home. i got a sense even that there was a feeling, there was a push for troops to come home even sooner than the end of 2014, but that's a political timetable and a political push, more than what is driven by the reality on the battlefield. and this is such a severe crisis that general allen clearly was in crisis mode doing everything they could to try and bring this der control right now. because of the implications, not just for the short-term training mission, but for the lo
with the families who were lost on that day. i visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in iraq and afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of arlington cemetery and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at walter reed. then last night we learned the news of this attack in benghazi. as americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because our people who are will iine willing to fight lay down their lives for it. our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe. no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. today we mourn for more americans who represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act, and make no mistake, justice will be done. but we also know that the lives these americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attacke
from the wars in iraq and afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries, an issue that is front and center for the nfl. a league dealing with the problem of concussions among many of its current and former players. the league is now teaming up with the u.s. army and national institutes of health to research ways to limit these types of injuries. roger goodell is commissioner of nfl. dr. landes director of the nih's institute. general odierno is the chief of staff of the army. good morning to all of you. general, that's a huge number, 244,000 military personnel with those brain injuries. i know the seriousness of those injuries varies from person-to-person but it's a problem that has to be addressed. >> absolutely. one of the problems we have are soldiers coming forward first to say i have a problem. one of the things we're really focusing on is making sure the physical, mental, dedication to accomplishment does not impede people from saying i have a problem and i need help. that's why this initiative is important to us. we're now putting sensors in helmets our kevlar helmets. about 7,000 s
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